Law Firm Serving Missouri, Illinois & Arkansas

Protecting Our Clients’ Best Interests at Every Step

Because our clients always come first, Gray, Ritter & Graham has earned the respect of the legal community throughout Missouri and the Midwest. That’s why other attorneys regularly refer their clients to us. More important are the results we have achieved for our clients — compensation that helps ease the many difficulties that are a part of catastrophic injuries and wrongful death caused by serious accidents.

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Meet our EXPERIENCED team of attorneys

About Gray, Ritter & Graham

GRG was founded in 1946 by attorney Charles E. Gray. He was joined by Robert F. Ritter in 1968. In 2000, the firm merged with The Graham Law Firm led by Maurice B. Graham. The firm has 13 lawyers and a support staff that includes legal assistants, paralegals, nurse paralegals and law clerks. Our clients benefit from the combined experience of all our attorneys and staff.

At Gray, Ritter & Graham in St. Louis, our clients always come first. That priority leads every activity in the firm. From the cheerful greeting as you enter the lobby to the careful attention your case receives all the way to the courtroom, you will know that we are fully committed to representing your interests.

Award-Winning Law Firm and Attorneys

Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., is listed in 10 practice areas in the 2017 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. The areas of concentration for which GRG is listed are: Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs; Appellate; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Railroad Law ; and Mass Tort/Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

 

Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S. News & world reports 2017

GRG congratulates our attorneys who have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for their professional excellence. Ten attorneys are included in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. They are: Robert F. Ritter, Maurice B. Graham, Stephen R. Woodley, Patrick J. Hagerty, Don M. Downing, Joan M. Lockwood, Morry S. Cole, Gretchen Garrison, Thomas K. Neill, and Kaitlin A. Bridges.

Robert F. Ritter

Maurice B. Graham

Stephen R. Woodley

Patrick J. Hagerty

Don M. Downing

Joan M. Lockwood

Morry S. Cole

Gretchen Garrison

  • Appellate Law

Thomas K. Neill

Kaitlin A. Bridges

The Four Pillars of Gray, Ritter & Graham
1

Confidence

When we take a case, we do so with complete confidence in our ability to serve the client well in all of our practice areas. Referring attorneys and former clients demonstrate their confidence in us when they recommend us to their clients, family and friends.
2

Teamwork

Every case at GRG benefits from a team approach. Lawyers, legal assistants and paralegals are a part of each case team. The most important member of each team is the client, who we keep informed and closely involved in all decision-making.
3

Experience

When we examine evidence, take depositions, consult with experts, negotiate with defendants and litigate in courtrooms in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and throughout the region, our experience is evident. We have been recognized statewide and nationally for the success we bring to our clients. Our past experience includes defense work, which gives added depth and strength to our case strategies.
4

Preparation

Each and every case is built on thorough preparation using computer technology and consultation with experts. Our courtroom presentations are enhanced by the latest in audio and visual technology.

Nine attorneys and the firm itself have an AV Peer Review Rating* from Martindale-Hubbell law directory, which is the highest possible rating.

  • Robert F. Ritter
  • Maurice B. Graham
  • Stephen R. Woodley
  • Patrick J. Hagerty
  • Don M. Downing
  • Joan M. Lockwood
  • Morry S. Cole
  • M. Graham Dobbs
  • Thomas K. Neill

The “A” signifies the highest level of legal ability, while the “V” denotes a very high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence. GRG is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers — America’s most exclusive directory of attorneys.

In addition to the honors listed above, 10 GRG attorneys have been named Super Lawyers and two have been named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.

  • Robert F. Ritter
    (Top 100 Missouri & Kansas; Top 50 St. Louis in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff – General Litigation)
  • Maurice B. Graham
    (Top 10 Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas – only St. Louis attorney listed; Top 50 St. Louis in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff – Medical Litigation)
  • Stephen R. Woodley
    (Super Lawyer in the areas of Personal Injury Plaintiff – Medical Litigation)
  • Patrick J. Hagerty
    (Super Lawyer in the area of Transportation/Maritime)
  • Don M. Downing
    (Top 100 Missouri & Kansas; Top 50 St. Louis in the area of Business Litigation)
  • Joan M. Lockwood
    (Top 100 Missouri & Kansas; Top 50 Female Missouri & Kansas in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff – General Litigation)
  • Morry S. Cole
    (Top 100 Missouri & Kansas; Top 50 St. Louis in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff – General Litigation)
  • Gretchen Garrison
    (Super Lawyer in the area of Business Litigation)
  • M. Graham Dobbs
    (Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff – Medical)
  • Thomas K. Neill
    (Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff – General Litigation)
  • Jason Sapp
    (Missouri & Kansas Rising Star in the area of Consumer Law)
  • Kaitlin A. Bridges
    (Missouri & Kansas Rising Star in the area of Class Action Litigation)

314-241-5620
800-451-2950
701 Market St., Ste. 800

St. Louis, MO 63101

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Robert F. Ritter

  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Litigation & Class Action
  • Product Liability
  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
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Maurice B. Graham

  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation & Class Action
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Business Litigation
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Stephen R. Woodley

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Product Liability
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Patrick J. Hagerty

  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Product Liability
  • FELA & Jones Act
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation & Class Action
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Don M. Downing

  • Class Action
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Torts
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Joan M. Lockwood

  • Automobile and Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation and Class Action
  • Premises Liability
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Morry S. Cole

  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
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Gretchen Garrison

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Law
  • Complex Litigation
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M. Graham Dobbs

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Product Liability
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Thomas K. Neill

  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • FELA & Jones Act
  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Commercial Litigation & Class Action
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Jason D. Sapp

  • Commercial Litigation & Class Action
  • Consumer and class action litigation
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Kaitlin A. Bridges

  • Complex business and commercial litigation
  • Consumer and class action litigation
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Cort VanOstran

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Mass Torts
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GRAY, RITTER & GRAHAM 
314-241-5620 | 800-451-2950

When clients come to us, their cases involve serious personal or financial injury, or wrongful death. It costs nothing to call and ask us to review your case. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can preserve the evidence and begin our investigation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Cort VanOstran

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Mass Torts
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GRAY, RITTER & GRAHAM 
314-241-5620 | 800-451-2950

When clients come to us, their cases involve serious personal or financial injury, or wrongful death. It costs nothing to call and ask us to review your case. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can preserve the evidence and begin our investigation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

More Gray, Ritter & Graham Accolades

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In 2013, the firm received the following Corporate INTL Magazine Legal Awards:

  • Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Missouri
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Law Firm of the Year in Missouri

Corporate INTL magazine is a London-based publication with a readership of business leaders, professional advisers and providers of finance throughout the world.

Gray, Ritter & Graham attorneys have also been honored with memberships in the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the world. These professional associations enable our attorneys to remain current with the latest developments in the legal community. Included are memberships in the International Society of Barristers, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Our principal attorneys have held leadership positions in these organizations throughout the history of the firm.

Because of our professional reputation and careful screening of cases for merit, many other professionals, including physicians, economists, engineers and other experts, (who normally will not get involved in litigation) are willing to consult with our firm and provide testimonies where appropriate.

At Gray, Ritter & Graham, the client is always our one and only priority. Our firm uses a team approach to provide effective and powerful client representation. In most instances, two attorneys, a professional legal assistant and experienced support staff work together on behalf of the client. This well-planned and closely monitored approach, in which the contributions of all team members are incorporated into one focused effort on behalf of the client, is the underlying foundation of our strategy and our success.